Where We Belong: Artists in the Archive

On Saturday, April 8th, the South Asian American Digital Archive will host a day-long symposium bringing together artists, activists, academics, and archivists to explore ways to challenge the systematic erasure of stories of marginalized communities in America.

The symposium will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and will premiere works from five artists – musicians, visual artists, and dancers – who have engaged SAADA’s archives to find inspiration from overlooked histories of South Asians in the US.

This cohort includes Rudresh Mahanthappa, Chitra Ganesh, Chiraag Bhakta, Joti Singh, and Zain Alam. Their year-long discovery process, funded in part by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, culminates with a presentation of works-in-progress, discussions of art and archives as activism, and other interactive workshops. Coffee and Lunch will be provided to registered attendees.

Registration and detailed agenda
Saturday, April 8, 2017
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Doors open at 9:30 am

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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